What does it mean to build a legacy

What does it mean to build a legacy?

When we think about leaving a legacy, we often find ourselves focusing on the things we own and who gets what. But it’s much more than that. In fact, you build your legacy as you live life. It’s the time we spend with our children, the trips we go on, the chances we take and the people we meet. Your legacy is also what you leave behind. From a treasured memento passed down through the generations, to everything we’ve worked to create through our lives, left to our whanau to enrich their futures.

We at Public Trust have a strong legacy. We are proud to have been founded almost 150 years ago to help the most vulnerable New Zealanders get access to professional and independent advice. A legacy we will continue to build into the future. Building a legacy to leave can be the most important thing you can do for yourself and those closest to you. How might you carry on the generosity that runs through your family, like your parents offering a seat at the Christmas table for those with nowhere to go?

Thinking about the moments, milestones and memories that were shared with you is a great place to start in building your legacy, by living how you would want to be remembered.

Protect your legacy with a will

Getting your Will sorted is a big part of making sure your legacy continues in the ways you want it to. Having a Will isn’t just for the wealthy, it’s about passing on what’s important to you; from family photos and heirlooms to a family recipe. The good news is, you can capture what matters to you and who you want to share it with by writing your Will online. You’ll also be able to write your EPA and Statement of Wishes, all in the same place.

It can be done in 4 simple steps:

  1. Create an account.
  2. Create your Will, EPA or statement of wishes.
  3. Print and  sign in front of 2 independent witnesses for a Will or in one of our customer centres for an EPA.
  4. Scan and upload, store somewhere safe or contact the team for further assistance if you prefer us to hang onto it.

Getting your Will sorted is just a few clicks away. Create your Will online, in your own time, with online support 7 days a week. This might be one of the most important things you can do for you and those around you.

Create your account.

If picking up the phone or chatting in person is more your thing, give us a call on 0800 371 471.